Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Health and care leaders issue open letter to local people: ‘thank...

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have today issued an open letter to everyone across the area. The letter...

Staying safe in our parks and open spaces

Following the government’s new guidance, from Wednesday 13 May, you’ll be able to do the following outdoors: * spend time outdoors – for example sitting...

Ofsted revisit notes progress and highlights further work needed to improve...

Ofsted have published their findings following a recent revisit of services in South Gloucestershire for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and...

Quit for COVID

There are many health and financial benefits to quitting smoking, but quitting now means you can reduce the likelihood of complications from COVID-19, protect...

South Gloucestershire care providers receive additional funding to help them deal...

We are pleased to announce that we are able to pay our adult social care providers more during the current COVID-19 situation thanks to...

Help available for domestic abuse

Coronavirus (COVID-19) may cause tensions to rise and domestic abuse and violence to increase. Help is available – please see the various ways you can...

Mental health support available

If you are worried about your own or someone else's mental health there are many ways you can access support. Southern Brooks are working in...

Residents in care home provided with tablets to stay in touch...

We have provided residents at the Alexandra Way care home in Thornbury with a number of tablets to keep in touch with friends, families...

Emergency PPE delivered to support adult social care in South Gloucestershire

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage joined council staff volunteers to help pack up and distribute an emergency supply of vital personal...

Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum receives emergency supplies of much...

An emergency supply of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) from Government has been received by the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum today and...

Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum appeals for local support to...

Businesses across Avon and Somerset are being asked to help support the local efforts in tackling COVID-19. With high demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...

UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as...

Work has begun to convert the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus into a 300-bed temporary hospital to provide hundreds...

Care workers needed

Do you want to help your community in a time of crisis? We are urgently seeking to recruit Residential Care and Home Care Workers across...

A letter to all residents in connection with the coronavirus outbreak...

Dear South Gloucestershire resident, You will no doubt share our concerns regarding the outbreak of COVID-19. As the Leader and Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire...

South Gloucestershire Council and Public Health England joint statement – One...

Debra Lapthorne, Centre Director for Public Health England South West, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who have had close contact with one...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes £50k funding boost to support victims of...

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the announcement of £50,000 in additional funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to support...

Schools presented with Mental Wellbeing Awards during Children’s Mental Health week

Three schools in South Gloucestershire have been presented with awards for nurturing a positive culture which supports good mental health and wellbeing in children...

Free swimming pilot for pregnant women launched

From 1 February, pregnant women living in South Gloucestershire will be able access free swimming as part of a year-long pilot scheme from the...

Consultation on potential changes to adult social care fees and charges

We've launched a consultation to hear residents’ views on potential changes to the charges paid by people newly accessing the care system, who fully...

Work begins to deliver Woodleaze Supported Living Project for 18 young...

Work is now underway to convert the former aged care home at Woodleaze in Yate into a Young Person’s Supported Living Scheme for 16-25...

New way for South Gloucestershire residents to improve their health and...

People in South Gloucestershire have a new and easy first point of contact for improving their health and wellbeing, through One You South Gloucestershire. The...

Hundreds of children benefitting from healthy meals and activities this summer

We are continuing to serve hundreds of healthy meals to young people from low-income families through the school summer holidays. The programmes provide 5 to...

Special edition of South Gloucestershire News

A special edition copy of South Gloucestershire News will be delivered to all households in June 2019. We have produced this newsletter following the local...

Public Health England Chief visits South Gloucestershire for launch of new...

South Gloucestershire Council today (17 June) welcomed the Chief Executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, to attend the launch of the new ‘One...

Free period products handed out to local schools

To help tackle period poverty, we have been distributing free boxes of period products and promotional materials to schools in South Gloucestershire through our...

South Gloucestershire Council children’s services continue to improve

South Gloucestershire Council’s services for children are continuing to improve and the authority has now been taken out of intervention, following publication of the...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in South Gloucestershire

A ‘Living Well with Dementia’ roadshow takes place in Winterbourne on Thursday 23 May as part of Dementia Action Week (20 to 26 May). Dementia...

Celebrating 10 years of Choices 4 U

Choices 4 U, a service which provides day opportunities for people over the age of 16 with learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire, is celebrating...

Councillors fight through tough weather conditions to complete bike ride to...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Leader and Deputy Leader battled through the elements over two days last week to complete a 230km bike ride for Children’s...

South Gloucestershire Home Care Service Rated ‘Good’ by CQC

The South Gloucestershire Council Homecare service (Rapid Response), which provides emergency support to help people live independently in their own homes, has been rated...

Cabinet Members train with Paralympic triathlete ahead of Children’s Mental Health...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Leader and Deputy Leader are set to embark on a tough 220km challenge: cycling to every school in the district to...

Council becomes White Ribbon UK organisation

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully gained White Ribbon UK accreditation as part of an ongoing commitment to tackle domestic violence and abuse (DVA). We are...

South Gloucestershire Council backs new young person’s housing scheme

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to proceed with plans to convert its former Woodleaze care home in Yate into a Young Person’s Housing...

Focus on improvements to support for care leavers highlighted in latest...

Children’s Services are continuing to improve as they implement the action plan agreed after they were inspected by Ofsted in 2017. That’s according to...

South Gloucestershire Council continues and expands support to help keep children...

We are continuing our work, through a range of initiatives, to improve the health and weight of local children. Children’s weights are recorded annually as...

A focus on improving mental health in South Gloucestershire schools

On the eve of World Mental Health Day (10 October), South Gloucestershire Council is pleased to announce the introduction of a Mental Wellbeing Award...

South Gloucestershire Cabinet Member quits smoking for Stoptober

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Public Health Cllr Erica Williams is taking part in Stoptober by quitting cigarettes. Councillor Williams has...

Ofsted identifies significant improvements to South Gloucestershire Children’s Services

The latest Ofsted Monitoring visit concluded that there have been significant improvements made to children’s services, according to their latest letter, which is published...

Play Street scheme comes to South Gloucestershire

A new pilot Play Street initiative has been launched in South Gloucestershire and from 2 July applications are welcomed from residents who are interested...

Celestine House open day sees launch of new equipment

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Rachael Hunt, joined care professionals at Celestine House home adaptions centre in Yate for an open day on...

South Gloucestershire Council adopts lead commissioning role for health and social...

We will take on the lead commissioning role in securing rehabilitation beds, care home beds and extra care housing at sites in Thornbury and...

Dementia Action Week in South Gloucestershire

Dementia Action Week (DAW) takes place from 21 to 27 May and there are lots of events and activities taking place across South Gloucestershire. We...

Find out how you can help transform a child’s life this...

Foster Care Fortnight launched on Monday 14 May and to help raise awareness about this rewarding role we are stepping up our recruitment drive....

South Gloucestershire youth group recognised at Care Leaver Awards

A group of young people from South Gloucestershire have been recognised with an award from the British Youth Council for their work to give...

Call for those at risk of type 2 diabetes to take...

Wendy from Kingswood is among 2,000 residents in the region to benefit from an NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme which is reaching out to people...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Bradley Stoke

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family, carers and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with...

Foster carers wanted

We have launched a campaign to find new foster carers in South Gloucestershire. There are more than 160 children in care in South Gloucestershire who...

New Health & Wellbeing Strategy adopted

A new strategy to help guide the council’s public health work for the next four years has been adopted. The new Health & Wellbeing Strategy...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agrees 2018/19 Budget

South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to spend almost £216 million on services next year, according to the Budget agreed today (Monday 5 February, 2018)....

South Gloucestershire launches 12 week consultation on new Local Plan

South Gloucestershire Council has begun a 12 week consultation as it develops a new Local Plan. This is a key planning document in shaping...